How to Stop Harassing Emails

Step 1

Send one reply to the person who is harassing you, saying in a firm tone that this reply constitutes an order to cease and desist. Tell them that you consider their attacks to be harassing, threatening and libelous and they are not to contact you again.

Step 2

Contact the person's email provider if you receive another email after your demand to cease. Explain that you feel the person's emails are harassing, and request that his account be suspended. Cut and paste a sample of a harassing email that you received and tell the email provider how many similar emails you have received in the past week (or month). When an email account is opened, there are terms of use that are agreed to, and non-harassment is one of them. The email provider will investigate and close down the person's account when your complaint has been found to be valid.

Step 3

Print copies of the harassing emails and take them to your local police department. Explain that you feel threatened by the person and ask that your complaint be put on record.

Step 4

Consider filing a restraint order. If the person harassing you lives in the same town, county or state, you might have legal options to get them to stop.

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About the Author

Robin Hewitt began her writing career in 2008. She is the coauthor of several books, including "The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting," which covers the nutritional and fitness needs of both grandchildren and grandparents.